Although the general picture of Cenozoic climate change in Africa is broadly understood (Feakins and deMenocal, 2008), the magnitude and drivers of climate change during the early and middle Pleistocene remain poorly recorded, especially on a regional scale. In recent years there has been progress in palaeoclimatic research in East Africa (Potts, 1998, 2013; Maslin and Trauth, 2009; Trauth et al., 2010; Maslin et al., 2014), however, in the south of the continent there are still few stratified, welldated localities that can provide temporal resolution on factors such as rainfall, temperature, seasonality and vegetation cover.